Women, Men, and Money: The Four Keys for Using Money to Nourish Your Relationship, Bankbook, and Soul

William Francis Devine, Jr., Author
William Francis Devine, Jr., Author Harmony $23 (288p) ISBN 978-0-517-70764-7
Reviewed on: 12/29/1997
Release date: 01/01/1998
Devine is a California real-estate dealer whose work with couples on money matters has turned him into a consultant to man-woman ""partnerships"" in which two careers must be deferred to and domesticity equalized. In this colloquial, anecdotal guide he stresses uncontentious communication between parties in love and business (""Let's just figure out how to swing it""). Of equal importance, however, is individual self-esteem and the personal fulfillment of ""[f]inding and doing work... that fits you."" Devine hacks away at specific difficulties couples encounter--job uprooting, overborrowing, conflicts of scheduling, retirement planning vs. college funding--with almost unbelievably optimistic counseling toward a mutually satisfying soul-relationship nurtured rather than imperiled by money. (Feb.)
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